Choo gets 2 hits as Reds fall to PiratesPITTSBURGH - Michael McKenry knows he isn’t going to get many curtain calls as a backup catcher.
So he savored the moment Sunday when he got called out of the dugout after his second home run of the day, a drive that tied the game as the Pittsburgh Pirates overcame a five-run, seventh-inning deficit to beat the Cincinnati Reds, 10-7.
Cincinnati has lost five straight, its longest slide since Aug. 5-9. The Pirates swept the Reds for the first time since April 16-18, 2010, in Pittsburgh.
Cincinnati’s Choo Shin-soo had two hits and has reached base in all 12 games this season. Todd Frazier broke an 0-for-16 slump with a third-inning single and Chris Heisey ended a string of 14 hitless at-bats with a single in the second.